Christmas Cheer at Valerie Hill

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, warm mulled wine, fire pits, and the seasonal sounds of holiday music… That’s how we spread Christmas cheer at Valerie Hill!

Join us for a special holiday evening of great wines and holiday fellowship. And just like the classic Christmas song, we really will be roasting chestnuts outdoors over an open fire for all to enjoy. (And they’re complimentary!)

The Manor House will be decked out in all her Christmas Glory with multiple Christmas trees, garlands, and thousands of ornaments! Make plans to join us on for this very special holiday event.

Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration

Come spend some time in Old Town this holiday season during our Holly Jolly Celebration on December 14th!

Enjoy caroling and holiday activities including free holiday wagon rides from 1-4 p.m. Specials at shops and restaurants all day.

Returning for a second year, shop at the Old Town Farmers Market – Holiday Market from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Here you will find local in-season farm goods including varieties of garlic, squash, heritage breed pork, jams and jellies, fresh small batch roasted coffee beans, spice rubs and seasonings, artisan chocolates and cake pops, natural health and beauty products, festive iced cookies and gingerbread kits, botanical ornaments and home decor items, homemade novelty soaps, and handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories. Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy warm frosted nuts and fresh kettle corn while you shop!

Children can create a holiday craft while waiting to meet Santa Claus at Santa’s Headquarters from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Godfrey Miller House (28 S. Loudoun Street).

Enjoy holiday carols throughout Old Town Winchester provided by local choral groups.

Free horse drawn wagon rides will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Meet in front of the Old Courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) to pick up a timed ticket beginning at 1pm. Tickets go fast! No need to stand in line! Enjoy holiday shopping and dining in Old Town and return to the wagon area prior to your ticket time.

Families can visit Handley Library from 1-3 p.m. for classic holiday movies as well as interactive stations and make-and-take crafts.

More information and schedule of events

 

Santa’s Headquarters

Santa Claus will be taking a break from his busy schedule to visit with children in Old Town Winchester at the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center this holiday season. Santa will be taking visitors on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Make a Christmas craft while you wait to visit the jolly old man himself!

Admission is free!

 

 

Patsy Cline Christmas Concert

It’s A Patsy Cline Christmas!

Featuring Con Burch and The Con Burch Band! Come share the evening with Con Burch and her band and enjoy the songs from Winchester’s own Patsy Cline!

After several successful shows as a highlight performer at The Barns of Rose Hill, celebrating the birthday of Patsy, Con Burch has created a lively, delightful show of her favorite Patsy Cline songs including most of her popular hits to honky tonk to songs you may have never heard.

Con’s expressive vocals combined with her wit and ease with an audience endears her to all.

Cash Bar available all night.

Dinner and Show Tickets:
$30/Person or Purchase a Full Table of 8 for $200

Menu:
Roasted Chicken Quarters
Baked Honey Ham
Baby Roasted Potatoes
Country Style Green Beans
Greek Pasta Salad
Roll
Tea/Lemonade/Water/Coffee

Dessert served during intermission

Tickets must be purchased ahead.
Click the link below to be directed to ticket sale.
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I Remember Christmas – Dinner Theater

Winchester Little Theatre brings you another great holiday presentation!

“I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS”
Based on two short stories:
The Thanksgiving Visitor & A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote

MENU: First Course: Jordan Springs Winter Salad; Entrée: Chicken Parmesan, Italian Pasta, Southern Style Green Beans, Rolls & Butter; Dessert: Cheesecake Trifle; Beverages: Iced Tea & Water (Gratuity not included)

CASH BAR: Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks, and Sodas (No Outside Alcohol Permitted)
Vegetarian & Gluten Free (GF Add $5/ticket) option available upon request with reservation. Meal info: 540.773.3157

Purchase Tickets

Winchster Little Theatre: www.wltonline.org

www.historicjordansprings.com

Holiday Tea: Shenandoah Valley Traditions

Enjoy tea, savory delights, and desserts as MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers presents an illustrated program about the ways people in the Shenandoah Valley historically celebrated the holidays, including “Belsnickeling” and more.

MSV members: $35; all others: $45 (includes admission). Registration required by December 8; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Sponsored by Six Star Events.

Holiday House Tours

Join us for Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Annual Holiday House Tours!

The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors. The tour is a staple of Winchester holiday traditions – the first tour was held in 1975.

This year, we partnered with the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society to present the Holiday House Tour Through the Centuries, visiting homes constructed in each epoch of Winchester’s architectural history from its founding in 1744 until the modern day, to commemorate Winchester’s 275th birthday. See more 275th events here!

Houses:
226 Amherst Street, The Daniel Morgan House (c. 1786)
421 West Clifford Street (c. 1895)
512 Courtfield Avenue (c. 1932)
163 Academy Lane (c. 2006)
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Holiday House Tour Tickets go on sale in mid November at The Final Yard, Kimberly’s, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd), and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House. Preview Party tickets may only be reserved at the PHW Office or the Bough and Dough Shop.

More Information: www.phwi.org

Merrimint in Middletown

Come one, come All! Tour Historic Middletown, Virginia at this FREE Holiday event! Activities will take place at several venues in Middletown.

Hoffman House (7827 Main Street)
Tour the Hoffman House, , decorated in 1800’s holiday style. There will be hot cocoa and cookies. Kids can make and take free sparkly Santa Slime!

Wayside Inn (7783 Main Street)
Visit Father Christmas at The Wayside Inn. There will be caroling and storytelling by a cozy fire, face painting, and free tea and scones.

Aunt Caroline’s Cabin (corner of 1st and Church Streets)
Visit Middletown’s historic district. Tour and hear the story of Aunt Caroline’s log cabin on the corner of 1st and Church.  They will be providing hot cider and donuts.

St. Thomas Chapel (7854 Church Street)
At Historic St. Thomas Chapel the dulcimer group “Heartstrings” will perform at 2pm.

Mount Olive Baptist Church (1893 Senseney Road)
“A JESUS Merrimint” – from 1-2:30pm
• “A Christ Mas “Praise & Praise” singing.
• “A Youthful Blessing”; in one or more of the following: (Wearing Costumes of That Season of Long Ago, Dance, Dramatic Reading and Song).
• “Our Nativity Barn” with the “The Star of Shining Wonder” atop it, … and Straw Bales (for sitting inside “Our Nativity Barn” to take pictures for your Christmas Cards this year, with your own camera / phone.
• “A Tasty Fellowship” ; (A Cup of Soup and a Cup of Cider or a Cup of Cocoa).

Belle Grove Plantation (336 Belle Grove Road)
Nearby Belle Grove Plantation‘s historic Manor House presents “All Creatures Great and Small.” Enjoy the tour. The winter kitchen & gift shop are open to everyone. (A small fee to tour upstairs.)

Please come enjoy all the free activities. For more information call Tess Klimm 540-247-2211

Handcrafted Holiday at Willow Shade

Come join us for the 4th annual handcrafted event at our historic home (Willow Shade, the childhood home of Willa Cather) in Gore, VA this holiday season. We will be hosting an evening filled with good company and Christmas shopping. This year we are planning our event on a very special day… Willa Cather’s birthday!

 

We welcome you to invite friends and family to join us on December 7 from 1-5pm for an open house. There will be handcrafted vendors including precious metal jewelry, goat milk soap, soy wax candles, handcrafted woodwork, bath & body products, and small batch jams. Even if you don’t need to stock up on gifts come hang out for the holidays!

Food and drinks will be provided!

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Celebrate the fun and excitement of the holiday season in Old Town Winchester. Bands, floats, and specialty units along with Santa will be coming to see you. Don’t forget the tree lighting ceremony, immediately following the parade.

The Old Town Christmas Parade begins at 7pm and lasts until about 8pm. The parade route is Cameron Street to Piccadilly to left on Braddock St. to left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St.

Tree Lighting: Santa will walk down Rouss Avenue to the official Tree Lighting stand to light the tree.

Parking: There is a $5 flat rate fee upon entering any of the parking garages for the Christmas parade.

Street Closures: Cameron St. between Cork and Piccadilly will be closed at 6:00 pm for the line-up. Streets surrounding the pedestrian mall will close at 6:30 pm for the parade

Admission:
Free

Inclement Weather: The parade will be held on the day scheduled unless there is severe inclement weather. Weather announcements will be made on local radio and cable stations. There is not a cancellation date.